LSU survey finds strong support for state’s anti-COVID-19 efforts

David Jacobs | The Center Square

Sixty-four percent of Louisiana adults support state government’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, while 62 percent approve of their local government’s response and 54 percent approve of the federal response, according to an LSU Manship School of Mass Communications survey.

But while most people say they support mitigation efforts such as social distancing and “stay at home” orders, compliance is inconsistent, and only half say they never leave the house for reasons outside of what Louisiana’s order allows, the survey found.

Though the level of support varies from 67 percent to 81 percent depending on how the question is worded, most people favor prioritizing public health over economic concerns.

On average, 74 percent of Louisiana adults say the country and state should continue the mandates, including 60 percent of Republicans and 94 percent of Democrats, according to the survey results, which have a 4 percent margin of error.